Graduation Information

Application for Degree Candidacy

All M.B.A., M.S. and APC students planning to graduate must file an application with the Office of Records and Registration by logging in at Albert

Doctoral (M.Phil. and Ph.D.) candidates should file their Application for Degree Form with the Doctoral Office.

Langone M.B.A. Candidates

Langone M.B.A. candidates who wish to have their employers notified of their graduation should file an Employer Notification of Graduation request along with their application for graduation by logging in on Albert. After logging in, look for Program Progress (under the LINKS column) then Graduation Application, then click on Employment Notification of Graduation.

Application and Course Completion Deadlines

Candidates for January graduation must file the application by October 1 of the previous year. May candidates must file by February 1 and September candidates must file by June 1. Grades for outstanding course work from previous semesters MUST be submitted to the Office of Records & Registration and all financial obligations must be satisfied by the first Friday of May for May degree candidates and by the third Monday of January or September for January and September degree candidates respectively.

Note: Students completing degree requirements over a Winter Intensive module cannot apply for January graduation. The Winter Intensive module is part of the Spring term.

Graduation with Distinction

The School awards the M.B.A. degree with distinction to Full-time and Langone students in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. Courses taken abroad in the IMP program, as well as courses accepted as transfer credits from other universities, are not included in the grade point average or in the calculation for distinction.

Beta Gamma Sigma

The highest national honor a graduate management student can achieve is to be inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honor society for business students. Full-Time and Langone M.B.A. students in the top 20 percent of their graduating class, as well as Ph.D. graduates, are eligible for induction and are sent a letter of invitation.


You will be e-mailed a notification of your graduation evaluation approximately 6 weeks after the application deadline, and written confirmation of your degree approximately 6-8 weeks after graduation.

Graduate Convocation and Commencement Ceremonies

The Graduation Convocation ceremony is the Stern School's own graduation ceremony held in May. Graduate Convocation activities include speakers, presentation of candidates for graduation and conferring of prizes and awards, with a reception following. Invitations for the Graduate Convocation are sent to those graduating in September, January and May of the same academic year (for example: Sept. 2013--May 2014 graduates). Information on the Graduate Convocation ceremony will be mailed by the Stern Office of Special Events by about mid-March.

The Commencement ceremony is the University's graduation ceremony which is also held in May. The ceremony includes a major address, a student valedictory, the awarding of honorary degrees to distinguished individuals and the conferring of degrees for all fifteen schools and colleges of New York University. One ceremony a year, an annual ceremony, in May, is held for September, January and May graduates. Relevant information will be mailed by the Office of University Events by about mid-March.